Muhammed Jah of QGroup for donated yesterday 9th of October 2018, a sum of D1, 000,000.00 to victims of the fire outbreak of Brikama market which occurred last week on 4 October, 2018.
During the ceremony Mr. Muhammed Jah, the CEO of Qgroup remarked that he was watching the QTV news where he saw the unfortunate fire disaster which happened at the Brikama Market and affected 35 stalls where the entire stalls and their merchandise were burnt to ashes. Jah added that his actions are not an act of Charity or act of Business, for charity is best given to the neediest or the poorest in our communities. He further said he’s certain that these entrepreneurs that have lost so much from an act of God, don’t need to be pitied and that is why they get up everyday to work and support their families and communities. In a society where it is common to beg, these guys have chosen to work.
Jah concluded that the Qgroup foundation together with the Brikama Area Council and the National Disaster Management Agency have Decided to open a temporary account with the AGIB Bank to enable Gambians from all walks of life to help fund these entrepreneurs continue their journey. The name of the Bank account according to Jah is “Brikama Market Fire Disaster Relief Fund”. With this account, Jah added that anyone who wants to help the Brikama Market fire Disaster victims can send or credit money to the account anywhere in the Gambia. He stated that the account will only be opened for 2weeks after which it will be closed and the funds will be used to rebuild the stalls and the rest of the money will be used as capital to restart their businesses. Jah further stressed that the Qgroup will donate 1million Dalasi to the account and the foundation will use the initial funds of 1million to help rebuild all the 35stalls within a short time. He further promised to work with the BAC and NDMA to make sure the funds are used for their purpose coupled with the media coverage of both Qradio and QTV to create the media awareness to be able to solicit funds from the general public to achieve this noble and honourable task. He concluded that their target is to raise D5 million within 2weeks of the campaign.